Fort Madison Community Hospital
Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) is a 50 bed community hospital designed to bring a full range of health care services to our region. FMCH Services allow our patients to experience continuity of care with communication and teamwork throughout the organization driving our success.
Whether our patients stay with us as an inpatient, are in need of diagnostic services or benefit from our outpatient services, it is our goal to provide compassionate care using state of the art technology. Our award-winning health care professionals are held to high standards of behavior, using proven tools to ensure that patient safety and positive outcomes are a top priority.
Fort Madison Community Hospital has a long history of excellence in health care. What began as Sacred Heart Hospital, operated by the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis from 1912 to 1977, became Fort Madison Community Hospital when the building and equipment were sold for $1.00 to a non-profit Board of Directors. It was in 1986 that the groundbreaking of the current location along Highway 61 was held. In May of 1987 the new 58,000 square foot hospital and adjoining office building were dedicated. Since then there have been multiple additions and improvements made to the facility making it a state of the art health care system complete with newly remodeled, private in-patient rooms; expanded surgery center; themed BirthPlace rooms; Wound Center; 23,500 square foot Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Center; enhanced Radiology department and a functional business center with three conference rooms. In August of 2018, FMCH joined forces with neighboring Great River Health System to continue to provide the best health care possible for the people of Southeast Iowa while maintaining its independance and keeping leadership and management local.
Fort Madison is a beautiful Mississippi River community, with plenty to offer everyone. From the up and coming downtown for the young professional, to the strong athletic and educational programs for the growing families, and scenic landscape...Fort Madison is a great place for any one! Our quaint community offers a small-town life with the amenities of national shopping chains nearby.
Looking for a weekend trip to a large Midwestern city? We're in the process of renovating our historic downtown Train Depot, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you leave Fort Madison at breakfast time, you can arrive in Kansas City and Chicago earlier than lunch! We're less than two hours from the Quad Cities and Des Moines is a leisurely (and short) drive from the center of town.